Oblong-oval: both eyes equally advanced towards the mouth: lateral line straight: body rough; the scales with ciliated margins: teeth conical, and sharp-pointed.

Pleuronectes Limandoides, Bloch, Ichth. pl. 186. Gmel. Linn. torn. i. part iii. p. 1232. Nilss. Prod. Ichth. Scand. p. 57. P. liman-danus, Edinb. New Phil. Journ. no. 37. July, 1835. p. 210.

Length

From ten to twelve inches.

Description

(Form). Oblong-oval; the body more elongated than in the last species: greatest breadth, dorsal and anal fins excluded, about one-third of the entire length; head rather more than half the breadth: mouth considerably larger than in the P. Pola; lower jaw longest, ascending obliquely to meet the upper; teeth conical, sharp-pointed, a little distant from each other: eyes on the right side, and both equally advanced towards the mouth; between them an osseous ridge, produced behind, and falling in with the commencement of the lateral line; diameter of the orbit one-fourth the length of the head: lateral line straight throughout its course:scales large, with their free edges ciliated, communicating a marked roughness to both sides of the body: dorsal commencing above the upper eye, and extending nearly to the caudal; highest part of the fin a little beyond the middle: caudal rounded: anal and other fins, much as in the P. Pola: number of fin-rays,

* The numbers of rays in the dorsal and anal fins are taken from Mr. Parnell. † See Edinb. New Phil. Journ. 1. c.

D. 82; A. 64; C. 18; P. 10; V. 6.

{Colour). Of a uniform pale brown, or yellowish brown, above; white beneath.

This species, which, like the last, has been only recently added to our Fauna, has been obtained from Berwick Bay by Dr. Johnston, and from the Frith of Forth by Mr. Parnell. In the last-mentioned locality, particularly on the Fifeshire coast, it is represented as not very uncommon, and as known to most of the fishermen by the name of Sandnecker, or Long Fluke. It appears to be a northern species, inhabiting, according to Bloch, sandy bottoms, and preying upon young crabs and small lobsters. Flesh stated by the same author to be white, and of good eating. Obs. In its general form this species resembles the Holibut, with which, perhaps, it ought properly to be associated.